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Staff volunteer opportunities at O Day

The Events and Partnerships Team is seeking staff volunteers to assist with Orientation Day. The roles and timings are:

Wednesday 15 February – Friday 17 February 2017

  • Varied hours
    Logistical Assistant
    – Behind the scenes work assisting with set-up and pack down logistics for the event (including lifting, moving of equipment, loading of vans, placement of signage and other general logistical tasks).

Friday 17 February

  • 09.15am – 11.00am
    Programme Distributor  (FULLY BOOKED – THANK YOU)
    – Hand out Orientation Day Programmes to new students as they arrive along the Orientation Day Trails.
  • 9.30am – 11.00am
    Campus Ambassadors – College Sessions
    – Assist with meeting and greeting  students as they arrive at their college sessions, scan tickets and record their names.
  • 11.15am – 2:00pm
    Food Distributor (FULLY BOOKED – THANK YOU)
    – Assist with handing out free fruit and sushi as students arrive at C-Block Lawn.
  • 11.45am – 2.15pm
    Campus Ambassadors – Student Services Hub
    – Roam around Student Service Hub (in the Undercroft) to assist students with any general enquiries while the Student Services Hub is operational.

If you are interested in helping, please email events@canterbury.ac.nz and tell them what task you’d like to volunteer for.

Thank you.

Enrolment statistics looking good

Those of you who attended the staff forum on Wednesday will have heard Iain MacPherson, the new Student Services Innovation Manager, talk about 2016’s enrolment statistics so far.

At this stage UC is about 60% of the way through the enrolment process.

Domestic Applications to Enrol are up by seven percent with Actual Domestic Enrolments up by four percent.

International students enrolling at UC are up by 23% on the same time last year with a 76% increase in actual enrolments.  This effectively increases the international cohort by 60 students.



Taking everything into account, growth at this point sits at four point three percent.

New student numbers are up at this point in time, with the enrolment of returning students running at a similar rate to that of last year.

Iain MacPherson expects to be in a position at the end of the first week in March to report on actual enrolment numbers for the year.

So far, so good!

Keep a friendly eye out for students visiting the campus

With the 2016 academic year not far away, students are starting to visit the campus.

Don’t forget when talking to students to ask them where they’re off to next and point them in the right direction.

Or to do the same if you come across anyone looking lost!

If you can’t help them out, send them to the friendly information team at the bottom floor of the Matariki (formerly called Registry) building.

Other ways to make new students feel welcome include volunteering to help out at Orientation Day.